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konference: Olympiodorus of Alexandria: exegete, teacher, philosopher

14.12.2017 - 15.12.2017

Olympiodorus of Alexandria: exegete, teacher, philosopher
Utrecht University (NL), 14-15 December 2017
Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, room 0.05
Organised by Albert Joosse (for further information, contact Albert Joosse 
All welcome. Please register by December 1st via
Thursday December 14th                   
9.30-10.00       Coffee and Registration          
10.00-10.15     Opening          
10.15-11.00     Danielle Layne (Gonzaga) 
The Virtue of Double Ignorance in Olympiodorus
11.00-11.15     Break  
11.15-12.00     Albert Joosse (Utrecht) 
Knowing Oneself in Olympiodorus
12.00-12.45     Pauliina Remes (Uppsala) 
Olympiodorus on the Human Being
12.45-14.00     Lunch 
14.00-14.45     Maria Chriti (Thessaloniki/CHS) 
Olympiodorus of Alexandria on ‘Composition’ in Language and Thinking  after Ammonius of Hermeias and John Philoponus
14.45-15.30     Bettina Bohle (Bochum)
Olympiodorus and Hermeias on the Platonic Theory of Rhetoric
15.30-16.00     Break  
16.00-16.45     François Renaud (Moncton)
Reconciling Philosophy with Poetry: Olympiodorus’ Interpretation of the Gorgias Myth
16.45-17.30     Anne Sheppard (Royal Holloway) 
Olympiodorus on Drama
Friday December 15th            
9.30-10.15       Cristina Viano (Paris, CNRS)
Olympiodore, le commentaire des 
Météorologiques et l’alchimie gréco-alexandrine
10.15-10.30     Break  
10.30-11.15     Simon Fortier (Liège)
Olympiodorus and the Teaching of Transmigration
11.15-12.00     Péter Lautner (Budapest)
Olympiodorus’ Notion of aesthêsis and its Context
12.00-13.30     Lunch 
13.30-14.15     Sonsoles Costero Quiroga (Madrid)
Scala virtutum in Proclus and Olympiodorus. Two Different Views about Grades of Knowledge in Late Neoplatonism
14.15-15.00     Michael Griffin (UBC) 
Olympiodorus on the Scale of Virtues
15.00-15.15     Break  
15.15-16.00     Harold Tarrant (Newcastle, Australia)
Special Kinds of Platonic discourse: Does Olympiodorus Have a New Approach?
16.00-16.30     Closing discussion
This conference is made possible by financial support from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), through the VENI project ‘Socratic Educations’.




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Utrecht University (NL), Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, room 0.05
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